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Vail Daily letter: Support school funding

To our mountain communities:

At Vail Resorts, we believe that supporting world-class education is equally important to operating our world-class resorts. It is critical that we come together as a community to support the children, families and teachers who live and work in our mountain towns, and we're encouraging the citizens of Eagle and Summit counties to join us in supporting the school funding measures on your ballot this November.

In Eagle County, voters will be asked to support ballot questions 3A and 3B that will allow the Eagle County School District to borrow $144 million to make critical capital improvements to our schools and other learning facilities as well as provide $8 million in additional operating revenue. These capital renovations and upgrades will improve safety and facilitate better learning environments for our children. The additional operating revenue, none of which will go to central administration, will be used to directly improve all of our children's school experience.

In Summit County, voters will be asked to support ballot questions also numbered 3A and 3B — providing the district with collectively over $70 million — that are critical investments to improve the technological learning environments at our schools, as well as to provide the resources necessary to undertake major capital improvements, including safety and student accessibility upgrades. Previous educational-focused funding measures are expiring.

We believe these are responsible and thoughtful ballot measures that address true areas of important need in our schools. Vail Resorts has long been a supporter of ensuring a world-class education in the communities in which we operate and we urge every resident to join us this November to support the futures of Summit and Eagle counties' kids.

Chris Jarnot

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